NCA, NCCE Start SIM Registration Collaboration with Training Exercise


NCA, NCCE Start SIM Registration Collaboration with Training Exercise

Accra, November 9, 2021: The National Communications Authority (NCA) has held a one-day training workshop on the ongoing National SIM Registration Exercise for some Accra-based staff of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE). The in-person training was organized to fully prepare the NCCE as they prepare to educate the citizenry about the SIM Registration Exercise. Other staff of the NCCE across the country will receive similar training in the coming days.

Addressing the over sixty participants before the training, the Deputy Director General of the NCA in charge of Managerial Operations, Ms. Olivia Okailey Quartey, stated that the SIM registration exercise is aimed at developing and establishing an integrity-based SIM registry that will aid in the prevention of fraudulent activities. Additionally, she stated that this is a national effort that will require collaboration to succeed. “To do this, it will be essential to spread the word throughout Ghana’s sixteen (16) regions, which will ensure that all subscribers participate in the exercise”, she explained.

Ms. Olivia Okailey Quartey, Deputy Director General of NCA,
Managerial Operations, giving her remarks

Nana Defie Badu, Director for Consumer and Corporate Affairs of the NCA, also addressed the participants, noting that, given the subscribers’ diverse local languages, it is critical that they are guided through the various stages of the SIM Registration Exercise and that any challenges arising from consumer education are addressed. She further urged participants to put what they had learned to good use and to contribute to the creation of necessary awareness to scale up the numbers of registrations.  

Mrs. Nana Defie Badu, Director for Consumer and Corporate Affairs
addressing participants

Dr. Imrana Mohammed, Ag. Director of Programmes at the NCCE, on behalf of the NCCE expressed delight at being a part of this project of national importance. He assured the NCA of NCCE’s preparedness and noted that his team would do everything possible to ensure the SIM Registration Exercise meets its objectives.

Dr. Imrana Mohammed, Ag. Director of Programmes at the NCCE
speaking at the event

Participants from NCCE were educated on the importance of the SIM Registration exercise, the laws requiring the use of the Ghana card as the sole means of identification during the registration process, and also to inform subscribers to contact their Service Providers on 100 or the NCA on Toll Free 0800 110 622 if they should encounter difficulties or require clarification during the registration process

.Some NCCE staff at the sensitisation workshop

Issued by the National Communications Authority:

No. 6 Airport City, Accra
Tel: (0)30 – 2776621/2771701 or 050-145-1522/3
Date – 9th November, 2021

About NCA

The National Communications Authority, (NCA), was established by an Act of Parliament, Act 524 in December 1996, which has been repealed and replaced by the National Communications Authority Act, 2008 (Act 769). The Authority is the statutory body mandated to license and to regulate electronic communication activities and services in the country.

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